I am southern by grace and my roots run deep in the flat lands of North Carolina where I was born and my mama’s people live. When I was ten, we moved north to the mountains of Virginia, home of my daddy’s family and where I’ve lived ever since. I came to the craft of writing in my mid-fifties and found the writing voice that is reflected in my novels. It is southern and lyrical, and always about people who are self-sufficient and hard-working with humble dreams. Welcome to my virtual front-porch, where I share information about my books, and my life as a seasoned author and speaker.